Antique French Jet Ornate Snowflake Droplet Collar with accompanying pin Victorian 1860s
A splendid Antique French Jet Collar from around the 1860s. The collar is the main focus of this offering and we are including a small brooch that compliments the style of the necklace and that accompanied the necklace for many decades, as a gesture of goodwill. The collar is of significant proportions and both pieces most likely mourning jewellery; fashionable in the period following the death of Queen Victoria’s beloved Prince Albert. The necklace features a delightful snowflake style motif interspersed with droplets and the brooch is also modelled around a snowflake design. Crafted in French jet with black enamelled metal backing as was traditional for this type of jewellery. In very good overall antique condition without major chips or breaks. These pieces often present with several missing pieces of jet due to their age. The main event, the necklace, is is missing just one piece of jet, at the back, near the fastener and is almost impossible to spot owing to the black metal backing. Certainly unnoticeable when worn. The accompanying brooch is missing a tiny piece on the tip of one of the 6 extending prongs. A rare find of important size and in good antique condition. The necklace is approx 45cm long and approx 6.8cm front drop. The brooch 4cms. A truly stunning piece of original Victorian jewellery that carries perfectly into the 21st century owing to it’s intricate yet contemporary and seemingly timeless vibe. Very special.
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My business has been built with love; a love of discovery, a passion for vintage jewellery and a desire to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. Sourcing the very best vintage jewellery from across the globe, each piece in my collection has been carefully chosen and curated by me so that I can share its unique story with you. Timeless treasures, selected for their superior design, quality and individuality, I have built a collection like no other. Immersed in the wonderful world of antiques from an early age, timeless vintage jewellery has always had a special place in my heart. Forever fascinated by these intricate pieces of wearable art, I feel incredibly lucky to work in an industry that I love; an industry unlike any other. Choosing a vintage jewel is a deeply personal experience. As well as celebrating the very finest design and craftsmanship from the last century, the perfect jewel should express your unique style, and more importantly, get your heart racing. Sitting at the very heart of the brand, my aim is to offer you an experience as wonderful and individual as the jewels in my collection. By choosing to rewear pieces of art from the last century, we are naturally supporting sustainable fashion. Quite simply, our jewels won’t cost the earth. Lose yourself in our very special vintage collection and fall in love with your perfect jewel.
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Vintage costume jewellery is delicate and requires special care and attention.
To preserve its continued beauty and condition, it is important to keep your item boxed and protected from other jewellery when not being worn and away from liquids including perfume and hairspray. Items are typically most suited to occasional rather than constant wear.
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Additional Care Tips:
Avoid contact with liquids or humidity including sprays such as water, perfume or hairspray and creams. Exposing jewellery to wet or damp could harm the metal and reduce the life of the plating, as well as cause discolouration and/or loss of stones. Remove jewellery before washing hands, swimming etc.
Store your jewellery in the original packaging or a soft pouch to avoid scratches.
Add your jewellery last when dressing and remove before undressing. Avoid sleeping in your jewellery.
Avoid hard contact (i.e. dropping or knocking against objects) that can cause scratches or chips.
We are always happy to advise on the care specifics of a particular piece you may be considering.